Bright Enobakhare

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Bright Enobakhare
Personal information
Full name Bright Enobakhare[1]
Date of birth (1998-05-18) 18 May 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Benin City, Nigeria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 14
Youth career
Northfield Town
2014–2015 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Wolverhampton Wanderers 41 (1)
2018Kilmarnock (loan) 6 (0)
2019Coventry City (loan) 18 (6)
2019Wigan Athletic (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Bright Enobakhare (born 8 February 1998) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Career[edit]

Having moved from his native Nigeria to Birmingham, England aged 15, Enobakhare started playing for Northfield Town Juniors where he was part of the team who won the Birmingham Minor Cup in 2014, scoring two goals for Northfield Town as they beat Rugby Town 3–1 at Villa Park.[2] Following his success Enobakhare had trials at several clubs before joining the academy system at Wolverhampton Wanderers.[3] In the summer of 2015, he signed his first professional contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring in a 3–2 friendly win over Chambly on his debut.[4] He scored the winner in a 4–3 friendly win over Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium on 2 August.[5] Four days later, manager Kenny Jackett stated that Enobakhare was going to play in the first team during the upcoming season, due to a shortage of other forwards.[6]

On 11 August 2015, Enobakhare was first included in Wolves' matchday squad, remaining an unused substitute in their 2–1 win over Newport County in the first round of the League Cup.[7] Two weeks later in the next round, he was given his debut as a starter, and scored within the first three minutes when set up by Adam Le Fondre.[8] On 29 September, he played his first game in The Football League, replacing Le Fondre for the final seven minutes of a 3–0 Championship win at Fulham.[9] Enobakhare scored his first league goal for Wolves in a 2–1 home win against Barnsley on 23 September 2017[10] after replacing Ivan Cavaleiro in the 65th minute.

On 31 August 2018, Enobakhare was loaned to Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock until the new year,[11] when he moved to League One side Coventry City on loan for the remainder of the season.[12]

On 8 August 2019, Enobakhare joined Championship club Wigan Athletic on loan for the season.[13] He was recalled on 1 January 2020 after an unsuccessful first-half of his loan agreement.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2015–16[14] Championship 7 0 0 0 2 1 9 1
2016–17[15] Championship 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
2017–18[16] Championship 21 1 2 0 3 1 26 2
2018–19[17] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 41 1 3 0 5 2 49 3
Kilmarnock (loan) 2018–19[17] Scottish Premiership 6 0 6 0
Coventry City (loan) 2018–19[17] League One 18 6 18 6
Career totals 65 7 3 0 5 2 73 9

Honours[edit]

Wolverhampton Wanderers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Club list of registered players" (PDF). English Football League. 20 May 2017. p. 41. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Birmingham County F.A Minor Cup 2014". Birmingham County F.A. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Bright future secured!". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 17 July 2015. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Bright Enobakhare signs new Wolves deal". Express & Star. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Bright Enobakhare rated ready for Wolves". Express & Star. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Bright Enobakhare has a place at Wolves". Express & Star. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  7. ^ Campbell, Darren (11 August 2015). "Wolves 2 Newport 1: Match report with pictures – Wolves escape cup shock". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  8. ^ Dodd, Christopher (25 August 2015). "Half-Time Report: Bright Enobakhare gives Wolverhampton Wanderers half-time lead". Sports Mole. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Fulham 0–3 Wolves". BBC Sport. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Wolves 2–1 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  11. ^ Brassington, Jamie (31 August 2018). "Wolves winger Bright Enobakhare joins Kilmarnock on loan". Express & Star. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Bright Enobakhare Joins Sky Blues on Loan". Coventry City F.C. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  13. ^ "BRIGHT ENOBAKHARE SIGNS FOR LATICS ON A SEASON-LONG LOAN FROM WOLVES". www.wiganathletic.com. 8 August 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Games played by Bright Enobakhare in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Games played by Bright Enobakhare in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Games played by Bright Enobakhare in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  17. ^ a b c "Games played by Bright Enobakhare in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  18. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (2018). Football Yearbook 2018–2019. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 386–387. ISBN 978-1-4722-6106-9.

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